‘It’s amazing what you can get done’
A very timely blog post for all of you taking part in this weekend’s Startup Weekend Lancaster or similar events in the future. Peter J Thomson, shares his experience as a mentor during Startup Weekend Auckland and provides a number of top tips to help participants make the most of the weekend. However most of the lessons listed could equally be applied to your day job! The tips include thinking about the whole business model, adopting a lean startup mindset, and knowing why you are there in the first place.
It’s definitely worth a read here.
No Talk. All Action. Launch a startup in 54 hours.
Organised by the Lancaster University Entrepreneurs Society, Startup Weekend Lancaster is returning for it’s 3rd year!
Kicking off on Friday the 2nd of December, the competition aims to bring together designers, developers, marketers, business people and startup enthusiasts to launch a startup in 54 hours.
60-second pitches result in the formation of small teams around the best concepts. Then 54 hours are spent focusing on customer and product development, validating ideas and building prototypes with the help of experienced mentors. Finally, each team has the chance to present their results and receive feedback from a panel of industry experts. There are also some great prizes up for grabs!
To find out more see the Facebook event here.
Tickets can be purchased on the Eventbrite page (Hint: get £5 off with the code SWLANUK)
‘Lets build the home of tomorrow today’
Sign up for the upcoming Connected Home Startup Weekend in Manchester. Students can use the code ‘STUDENT’ during sign up to get 50% off the price!
Connected home refers to the ways in which advancements in networking technologies are enabling connectivity between consumers and home devices. The three major areas of the connected home market are remote home security, remote home control market and smart home. With this sector rising rapidly this Startup Weekend focuses on building business ideas around this theme.
Startup Weekends all follow the same basic model: anyone can pitch their startup idea and receive feedback from peers. Teams then organically form around the top ideas and then a 54-hour frenzy ensues, consisting of business model creation, coding, designing and market validation. The ideas are then presented in front of local entrepreneurial leaders at the end of the weekend.
When? 16th-18th of September 2016
Where? The Shed, Chester Street, Manchester, M1 5GD
Like the sound of a weekend living as an entrepreneur and meeting like-minded people? Click here to read more and sign up (don’t forget your discount code…)